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by Burrel Lee Wilks III


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Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 12 years ago. Tatoos has to be one of this years most refreshingly honest autobiographies. This book should be used as a source for the struggling inner city youth that need hope and inspiration for a bigger and brighter future. I couldn't put the book down. Burrel Wilks' brutally frank and unapologetic autobiography is gritty, intelligent and in-your-face, with a colorful cast of characters most of us could only imagine through fiction. Wilks' street smarts, resoursefulness and sense of humanity distinguishes him from many of his peers on the inner-city Chicago streets where he, his family, and friends lived.

Success coach to businesses & high profile professionals & athletes. Tattoos on My Soul: From the Ghetto to the Top of the World. Burrel Lee Wilks III.

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American Libraries Canadian Libraries Universal Library Community Texts Project Gutenberg Biodiversity Heritage Library Children's Library. movies All Video latest This Just In Prelinger Archives Democracy Now! Occupy Wall Street TV NSA Clip Library. by. Wilks, Burrel Lee, - 1967-, Criminals - Illinois - Chicago - Biography. Organized crime - Illinois - Chicago. African American men - Biography.

From the Ghetto to the Top of the World. DEBUTING ON MAY 6, 1967, I WAS THE SECOND CHILD BORN TO Burrel and Gloria Wilks of Sacramento Street, in Chicago's West Side.

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Wilks, Burrel Lee 1967–(Burrel Lee Wilks, III) PERSONAL:Born May 6, 1967; son of Burrel Lee (a sanitation worker . Tattoos on My Soul: From the Ghetto to the Top of the World: A Sizzling Story of Grit, Glitz, and Personal Growth, Burrel Streetwise (Chicago, IL), 2006.

Wilks, Burrel Lee 1967–(Burrel Lee Wilks, III) PERSONAL:Born May 6, 1967; son of Burrel Lee (a sanitation worker and drug dealer) and Gloria Wilks; married; children: Marshawn (died, 2002). ADDRESSES:Office-Burrel Streetwise, In. Palazzo, 6240 W. 3rd S. Ste. 2404, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Source for information on Wilks, Burrel Lee 1967–: Contemporary Authors dictionary. SIDELIGHTS: Born May 6, 1967, Burrel Lee Wilks grew up in the West Side neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.

It's just the ghetto thang" ("Word") "It's just the ghetto thang" ("Word")

It's just the ghetto thang" ("Word") "It's just the ghetto thang" ("Word"). Standing in the rain is nothing felt When problems hold more value, but never dealt With buildings crumbling to the ground Impact noise is solid sound But who's the one to say this life is wrong When ghetto life is chosen strong We seem to be misled about our dreams But dreams ain't what it seems. When it's just the ghetto thang. It's just the ghetto thang" ("Word").

Top of the world) Heart beat, can't speak, words walk away from me You are my thoughts You are my prayers First touch, head rush, trust with the weight to crush You are my breath You are my air Oh whoa, oh whoa, oh whoa, oh whoa You take me to the bottom of the ocean You take me to th. .

Top of the world) Heart beat, can't speak, words walk away from me You are my thoughts You are my prayers First touch, head rush, trust with the weight to crush You are my breath You are my air Oh whoa, oh whoa, oh whoa, oh whoa You take me to the bottom of the ocean You take me to the depths

Looking into the head and heart of a man who rose above a life of narcotics, violence, and fast money to become someone with his own voice and dreams, this memoir humanizes the dilemma many youngsters face today and underscores the role the streets play as both proving ground and educational institution. By the age of 9, Buddy Burrel was a millionaire with his own flourishing crime empire, having followed in the footsteps of his iron-willed, often-brutal father, a West-Side Chicago kingpin. A gang chief in the powerful Vice Lords family at the age of 11, Burrel attracted the attention of Tony "Big Tuna" Accardo, an infamous boss of the Chicago outfit, under whose tutelage he rose to become a serious player at the age of 16. Yet after realizing he had the wherewithal to lead a different life, Burrel turned from ghetto grit—his father's house, the gangs, the hard drugs, and the streets—to glitz and glamour. Immersed in a world of coast-to-coast living, golf, gambling, and entrepreneurism, populated with idiosyncratic characters and underscored by a painful emotional awakening, he eventually broke away from the dark side with his spirit, heart, and hopefulness intact.
Mojar
This is a good book that tells a powerful story.
If the American Gangster movie is your forte, this book will be also.
Mavegar
Page Turner for sure. Bought one copy for myself and another for an incarcerated loved one.
Cenneel
This ghetto dude glorifies a life of pimpin,druggin,and other illicit business's he spends about 2 pages in the book talking about his so called new profession as a life coach and mentor. I saw him on the news show fox thing in the morning in chicago and from the title of the book and his so called conversion from being a thug to being an honest businessman made me want to support the brother, but after reading this book I wished I had saved my money!

I get the impression he is still probebly doing stuff that is illegal and his story is not one I would want my children or anyone I know imulating! Life Coach? Pulezze! There are alot of hardworking folks who grew up poor and made it without all of the activities he is glorifying in this book. This book is a waste of money!

artj
crazy mashine
I really enjoyed this book. When I picked it up I wasn't sure what to expect but it has not disappointed. It is the most amazing life story (so far) of a young boy born into a life of drug dealing, gangs and organised crime. It follows the tale of Burrel as he grows up, as he makes illegal millions only to lose it all. How on earth he lived to tell the tale is a mystery. What he has done however, is turned his experiences into positives, this is a real story of ethics and transformation. This book offers two things, a real insiders account into the gang culture and crime worlds of Chicago. It is also a great read, compelling and incredible. I couldn't put it down. If you want to deepen your understanding of gang culture this is for you but if you just want a great page-turner of a story this is it too.
Jonariara
I'll be honest, I was attracted by the books cover image which was pretty strong, and didn't have the highest hopes for another 'ghetto-street' story. How wrong was I? Though this book is incredibly easy to read--it's written thoughtfully, intelligently, and in very digestible 'pieces.' I consumed it in just two sittings--it's an entertaining and compelling read. It opens with the tragic death of Burrel's son, and takes us through his journey to that point. Burrel explores his relationship with his kingpin dad, with drugs and substance abuse, with crime and vice--including the Chicago Mob--with other gang chiefs, friends and most important of all with himself--I've never read a book that takes you there, but doesn't wallow in it and most importantly explains how you get out. Kudos Burrel. This is a story to take to the world. You're going to help a lot of folks.
INvait
The first thing that called my attention was the book's title. I got totally hooked on this true story of a man who survived the best and the worst - many times in the same day. Burrel's story stood up to the powerful title. His character, his persona, his friends jump out of the page from beginning to end. I was very impressed that he had courage and determination not only to get out of the thug-business, but also to tell everything to the public. It's a story of survival indeed. Told by a man who has been there, seen that, done that. And that's one of the reasons that Burrel has the authority to talk about crime, drugs and the worst of the world with clarity and knowledge to people around the world - not just ghettos.
Frostdefender
Most of us wouldn't have a clue what it was like to live in such a world. When I was a teenager I delivered papers making a hundred bucks a month. Burrel Wilks III was out there hustling the streets, selling drugs and making a hundred grand a week! By the time Burrel was 16 he had already made millions. From a life of drugs, dirty money and gangs to a successful life coach, Tattoos is an amazing story of one's life lessons. I really enjoyed the book and recommend it to everyone. You have to believe that if this guy can do it, then anyone can.
This book is something else - what a page turner! For me, reading Tattoos had the same effect as going to Vegas - I developed a swagger like an unstoppable VIP, and suddenly, a wallet full of $100 bills didn't seem like an impossible goal. For those who commented that some of the stories are unbelievable, open your eyes: this kind of money exchanges hands in legal and illegal enterprises every day. Burrel has given us a rare glimpse into the world of big thinkers. Okay, sure, it's the literary version of a daredevil's televised stunt: kids, don't try this at home. But I think he does a good job of explaining WHY the gangsta life is ultimately self-defeating. Bravo!
Tattoos on My Soul: From the Ghetto to the Top of the World ebook
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Burrel Lee Wilks III
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